MIS2101 Section 702 – Amy Lavin – Spring 2014

Daneen Farina

British Man Charged with Hacking NASA and US Military Computers


1) Most Americans give information to the government and, for the most part, they think that it is secure and there will not be a chance to have that information hacked.  And given that the United States has gained more access to their citizen’s personal information and data, do you think that this person being able to hack into the government systems is reason for concern and why?

2) Certain hackers like Edward Snowden feel that they are doing the ethical thing by exposing the government to the people and that the citizens have a right to this information.  Do you think that this is true or false?  Why?

3) In the article, this man faced up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.  Do you think that these punishments are stern enough?  Do you think that the punishments should be based on the magnitude of the breach?

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